Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For Immediate Release:

Cycling News Flash: Derby O-Grové resolves 11th hour conflict with ASO/Paris-Roubaix to negotiate 11am start for this Easter Sunday 4/12.

Rarely is there a clear favorite in a race of chance such as Derby Orange Grové and this Sunday should be no different.

Can Triangle Velo/Endurance dodge their `08 woes to deliver a fit Keith Gerarden the cobble-kiss for which he pines? Or will outsider Robert McConville repeat? Is it possible Chris Blake avoids late-lap punctures and shuffles the classification? Has last year's green jersey winner Lucas Joppa been training enough to launch a 9th lap escape? Will Derek Powers finally try his luck on mixed-media before he retires for good? What parity awaits? Time will tell on Sunday in the Southern part of Hell.

Double-secret reconnaissance in the Forest of Buckhorn (aka The Buckhornberg) suggests it will be business as usual on the 1,453 feet of #2 chunk-graveled Bianchi Strada; certain to illicit Pneumatic-Dramatics in the wheel zone.

Le Parcours:

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The terms are traditional:
  • 10:30am Sign in/meet the press
  • 11 am neutral lap start
  • Open road. Own your risk.
  • 10 laps, 4 mile circuit (260 ft gain/lap)
  • Free laps with flats in 1-5 (closed 6-10). Manned Forest of Buckhorn wheelzone stocks tubes/pumps.
  • $5 wagers will be distributed among the top three finishers.
  • There will be no Easter Carnival conflict at the finish.
  • email traceworks@gmail.com for more info
  • **7th Lap Prime and Green Jersey awards are NOT recession-proof and thus not guaranteed.

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